The Importance Of Segregation In Public Schools

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In the aftermath of the Brown v. Board decision, many impediments, legal or nearly so, were placed to halt the integration of Norfolk’s public schools. It was only after a local court decision was integration planned, and once date was set many used any option available to delay the schools openings in the fall of 1958. White resistance after this remained fervent, with the city newspaper the Virginia Pilot assisting in scare tactics against African-Americans. The paper printed names and addresses of those of several African-American applicants to the city 's then White-only schools, which included their parent 's names. This form of intimidation could have held deadly consequences for those so “outed,” a terror tactic that still did
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